Posts from September 2016

Sessions this week, 18-22.9.2016

This week we are going deeper into kata that combine kicks as an aid to timing, distancing and submission. Kata like Renyo in Gyokko ryu, Shio Kaze in Kukishin or Koto Ryu Tan Geki, integrate kicks as means or an end to the techniques.

We will emphasise kicks as facilitators of sacrifice throws.

Video Of Mikazuki Geri

Video Of Yoko Sokuto Geri

Video Of Mawashi Sokshi Geri


Second week in September sessions, 11-15.9.2016

This week we will train as usual. There will not be any flights and adventures in Berlin, Tokyo or Kigali. Even though teaching in new places is wonderful, for me there is no place like home.

We had a big crowd in the Detant emotional regulation seminar the previous Friday. With me were Danny Hershkovitz, one of Detant founders, and Yagel Tamir who is now doing the 1st. Instructor’s course in Detant.

This version of the workshop is tailored especially for us in AKBAN and is extremely complex and dense. It was an intense and enriching workshop that went well.

Many thanks to Professor Hagai Bergman, our CSO, who not only debriefed the proceedings but participated in this one too. This October we are taking this unique workshop to Japan.

Muscle memory – From Berlin seminar


Weekend quote – Hakuin Ekaku

1st quote

When your body is burning to the end
Look into the fire

2nd quote

“Empty handed I return home” translated by Eitan Bolokan and Dror Burshtein
מתוך ״בידיים ריקות שבתי הביתה, פסוקי זן״ – תרגום איתן בולוקן, דרור בורשטיין